Wolverhampton’s Transport Interchange project is due to start the first stage of construction on October 16th with the levelling of the existing bus station to make way for the new station and associated buildings.
The first stage of the project will be to move the existing stops to locations around the city centre and of course this will have an impact on bus services that pass through Wednesfield, WV11. (559, 560 , 528 etc).
Although we don’t know the exact details of where they’re planning on moving the stops to, I did manage to find out that some inbound services will terminate on Stafford Street and 7 new bus stops will be created on Queen Street to accommodate out going services.
Centro workers will be on hand when the work starts to point people in the right direction.
With all this change going on it’s inevitable that there will be an impact on other areas of the City. So far it has been announced that there will beÂ 71 car parking spaces lost in the Broad Street car park to accommodate buses, and 25 spaces lost on Queen Street with no on-street parking allowed while the work is ongoing.
Whilst losing parking spaces is not ideal, it’s a necessary step for the City Council to take while they carry out this essential work.
The new station is designed to be much safer than in it’s current state as passengers will not have to cross traffic lanes and is scheduled to open in July 2011